From fashion student to history buff to a front-line member of the commercial world (and many roles in-between) - multiple career transitions are common in our day and age and should be expected and prepared for! Let's check out Dr. Marian Toledo's enlightening journey to her current role in marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D. Senior Associate, Biotechnology Practice at Korn Ferry Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D., is a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry, a global management consulting and executive recruiting firm. She took on an admirable number of internships and explored many career opportunities in her PhD and postdoc, before tackling a pile of consulting job interviews and landing
Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D. Senior Consultant at Cardno Wendy E. Roberts, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant at Cardno. She has over 15 years of professional experience as an ecologist, studying a diverse range of biological resource issues and managing many different projects in the United States and abroad for various industries. How did she take her
Sian Lewis, Ph.D. Senior Editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience Sian Lewis, Ph.D., is a Senior Editor at Nature Reviews Neuroscience. She has spent the past 20 years of her professional career helping scientists communicate their research findings, coordinating the publication of scientific results, and highlighting scientific paradigm shifts in the field. How did she make
Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D. Elizabeth Schneider, Ph..D., is a Regional Account Manager at NanoString Technologies. She went from hustling hard to stay afloat while completing her doctoral research to leading commercial efforts in the field for an up and coming genomics technology company. Let’s follow her path from using scientific equipment in the lab to representing
Should I quit my prestigious PhD program if I no longer want to be an academic? Should I leave with a Master’s?
If you're close to finishing your project, don't have impending health, relationship or financial issues putting a timeline on your PhD, you may want to weigh the opportunity to stay for the degree while spending some time outside the lab amassing other skills that will launch you in a new direction upon graduation, with quitting
By Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Executive Recruiter; Free the PhD Advisor. I’m often asked for tips on how to translate an academic CV into a resume that is appealing to employers. I think people who ask this are looking for magic buzzwords to use in place of terms like “journal club” and “genotyping.” And, it’s true,
Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Associate @ Isaacson, Miller From crustacean neurons to a PhD and a new career! Laura is using her knowledge and experience gained from her PhD in neuroscience to help staff the next generations of leadership in institutions of higher education, directly impacting the future of education and beyond. Starting the PhD Some people have
What is the biggest piece of advice you would give to young scientists to increase their chances of getting a job in today’s job market?
There is only one universal answer: Plan seriously for your Plan B. It’s as simple as that. Not planning for the (very likely chance) that you may not end up with a faculty track career in academia today is like buying a home by a lake that is known to flood more and more every
By Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Dr. Mariani moved from mice and brains in the lab to identifying the next generation of academic and institutional leaders. Check out one of our very own Advisor's career transition wisdom from the real world. ======================== “I’m a scientist.” It’s a title that packs a punch. In summer blockbusters, there’s guaranteed